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Do Antibiotics Make You Sweat
I have pnemonia and I am wondering how long it is normal to have night sweats and sweating chills thru out the day for? Been on antibiotic for 48 hrs
Viral or bacterial?: Viral pneumonia will not respond to antibiotics so the symptoms will last much longer. Bacterial pneumonia should start responding to appropriate antibiotic treatment within 4 days or so. Often times, medications such as steroids and inhalers are used to hasten recovery. ...Read more
My 14 mnths since born, sweats hvily when asleep or eating. Rcntly I ntced her short breath and constnt cough. Xray ok. Antibiotic didn't help. Why?
See below: Has anyone checked for CF or looked into a heart issue? If not, I would recommend both. Other issues can also cause a persistent cough that are not infectious like vascular rings, sling around the trachea or cardiac malformations. X rays will not often pick these issues up. See you pediatrician again and ask these questions. ...Read more
IHI I'm having allot problems with boils under my arm and keep coming back had them. Lance and antibiotic and stop shave and deodorant and keep coming back under the same arm what doctor do I need see maybe have my sweat gland remove?
General surgeon: It sounds like you have a problem called hydratinitis suppurativa and general surgeons can usually help best with this. ...Read more
Had lung surgery for a wedge restriction than got pnummia short time after. Gettimg home how long do the night sweats last after done taking antbiotic?
Hard to say: Perspiration is a good thing; it's what we use to keep our body temperature normal in situations (excessive heat or exercise) where it could get too high. But, "easy sweating" is like "easy bruising"; there is no clear definition for this. Persons in poorer physical condition may perspire more with less activity than more fit individuals; in that case I wouldn't call it "good". ...Read more
Menopause: Well, there are numerous reasons why women may sweat, but if you are asking why women around age 50 tend to have sudden hot flashes where they break out into a sweat for no apparent reason, then this is due to menopause, a normal change that occurs around age 50 as the ovaries stop producing estrogen. ...Read more
Sweat/Urination: The frequent urination is likely due to a condition called overactive bladder. You should see your doctor to be prescribed a medication called oxybutinin to stop these bladder spasms from happening. The only thing that would really cause sweating when you feel like you have to urinate is a condition called autonomic dysreflexia. This happens and people who have a history of a spinal cord injury. ...Read more
Not really: Your body will be tolerant to its own sweat. However sweat is also a bit of a culture medium and in the wrong circumstances may collect bacteria or toxins that can cause a reaction. If you think this is a problem then take a shower quickly after anything which makes you sweat. ...Read more
First evaluation: If hyperhydrosis, surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link may help: http://goo. Gl/rsl68 this link to consensus: http://goo. Gl/isann. ...Read more
Dry-Sol...: ...Which is basically an industrial strength antiperspirant. More radical treatments include botox, which also blocks signals to sweat glands. ...Read more
I sweat uncontrollably and it's embarrassing, is there something that causes this and what can I do?
Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating occurs unpredictably without triggers such as high temperatures, vigorous exercise or nervous situations, it is called hyperhidrosis. It’s due to overactive sweat glands. It may be hereditary, but sometimes due to other problems like hyperthyroidism, menopause or anxiety. Please see a doctor to determine what's appropriate for you (drysol, anticholinergic meds, botox, etc). ...Read more
Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Can do.: Don't do vigorous work ups. Exercise in moderation is ok. Always drink enough water while on antibiotics as some of the antibiotics are excreted through kidneys. Too aggressive workups, can leak muscles proteins from skeletal ms and if you don't drink enough water, the ms proteins can potentially clog up your kidney tubules. Similaly some abx can cause diarrhoea as side effect, hence drink well. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder affecting many people. Palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty palms is the most common form of hyperhidrosis, causing excessive sweating of the hands.
Hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive foot, underarm and facial sweating. It is thought that hyperhidrosis is a result of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more
Time to see your doc: Most of the time, nights sweats can come and go and aren't a sign of serious health problems. However, if you recurrently experience night sweats, you should contact your doctor for a full history, exam and possible tests. ...Read more
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